By Alim Jalloh
Dr. Morie Komba Manyeh, Sierra Leone’s new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland on Friday October 4 2019 bade farewell to His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio at State House.
He thanked the President for the opportunity to serve the Government and people of Sierra Leone as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland and promised to faithfully serve the nation. He said he was particularly aware of the challenges ahead but assured he is ready for the task to move the New Direction forward.
In his response, President Bio said that the new High Commissioner was taking up a very difficult task at a time when the country is going through a lot of image cleansing at the international scene and trying to woo investors to return to the country. He said that his Government is looking at economic diplomacy to attract the best and credible investors to come to the country and also assured of his support at all times. He wished him well in his new assignment.
The new High Commissioner is a retired academic from the University of Sierra Leone with years of service as teacher, researcher and administrator. Before his recent appointment, Dr. Manyeh was also Sierra Leone’s Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources.